Course Offerings

Concert Chorale

The goal of this course is to develop the basic vocal technique and choral ensemble skills necessary to perform major choral works. Students are required to sing in six major concerts per year.

MU02200 (Chorale Sectional – MU02400) – 1 credit, year long course. Open to students in ALL levels. Open to ALL grades. Class meets Block 4, every other day.  You must sign up for both MU02200 and MU02400 to receive credit. Prerequisite: Audition held in January for the following school year. Late entering students must audition. An activity fee is assessed annually for uniform maintenance and music folder.

Course outcomes and expectations are:

  • Develop a commitment to excellence in choral performance and concert presence
  • Compete for positions in Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) festival choruses (grades 10, 11 and 12)Participate in social and creative events arranged by the Student Choral Council
  • Apply techniques learned to choral literature from all styles and period
  • Develop communication skills which enhance other areas such as musical theater and drama.

 

 

Chamber Singers

A select choral ensemble, which maintains a high level of musicianship. A commitment to musical excellence and communication is required for this program of choral technique and literature. The course provides opportunities for solo and small ensemble experiences.   Poise and stage presence are emphasized. The goal of this course is to develop advanced choral singing techniques and to perform appropriate major choral chamber music.

MU02000 (Chamber Singers Sectional – MU02100) – 1 credit, year long course. Open to students in ALL levels. Open to grades 10, 11 and 12. Class meets Block 4, every other day. It is expected that members will be available for community concert performances in addition to the five major choral concerts. An activity fee is assessed annually for uniform maintenance and music folder.Prerequisite: Audition held in January for the following school year. Late entering students must audition.

Course outcomes and expectations

  • Develop and perform with advanced vocal/choral skills
  • Develop poise in performance
  • Research the style, period, and foreign language of the music being studied
  • Perform advanced chamber music
  • Compete for positions in Pennsylvania Music Educator Association festival choruses.

 

Choral Concentration

Open to students in ALL levels. Class meets Block 4, every other day. Open to Chamber Singers who are not in Wind Ensemble or String Ensemble.

MU02300 (Chamber Singers Sectional – MU02100) – 1 credit, year long course.

Course outcomes and expectations are:

  • Build musicianship by increasing vocal stamina
  • Develop leadership skills by assisting director with small group sectionals
  • Learn Music administration skills by filing music correctly and assisting in program
  • Writing